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Itís OfficialÖ. I Quit! (Diet Coke, that is)
Yes, I believe I can make it official. Itís been 18 days since my last Diet Coke! I had previously been on a one or two (or three) 12oz can per day habit. I have bee... Read more
Using Peer Pressure to my Advantage
Because I travel for my job, I eat lots and lots of meals in restaurants with my co-workers. I recently went on a week and half long trip where three meals a day were eaten in the company of my co-workers. I continue to be amazed by the number... Read more
My freakishly OCD pantry organizing system
OK, Iíll admit it. My pantry was completely out of control. Over the last 2 years, I have changed the way I eat, adding dozens of new recipes and ingredients to my repertoire. And my poor pantry just couldnít keep up. It was unorganized and ... Read more
Giving up on Running for Now
This has been the strangest summer.
Last spring and summer was my first as a runner/jogger. I started the season not even able to run a mile. I worked my way up to being able to run a 5k consistenly, and was starting to work on a 5 m... Read more
Last weekend I went to a Farmerís Market in Atlanta. Itís a two hour drive for me, so this is definitely not something I do every weekend. There are lots of farmerís markets closer to my house, but for some reason, organic farming has not f... Read more
Trying to stay on track
Iím still trying to get back on track since my surgery in Feb. I am completely recovered from the surgery, but I gained three pounds the first week after and I havenít been able to shake those off yet. The three pounds is all around my waist... Read more
Surgery Update and Birthday Cake!
I had my gallbladder removed last week on Thursday, and am doing well. The first day was horrible. I was so sick, but fortunately that passed and now I am just a little sore I need frequent naps! I am off work this week and taking it ea... Read more
This week I am having my gallbladder removed. It seems that in November, I had a painful episode that was probably a gallstone passing through. Tests confirm that I have six more where that came from, and they are too large to risk passing ano... Read more
Big Batch Cooking
I did a ton of big batch cooking over the Thanksgiving holiday. One of my strategies is to always have a freezer stocked with healthy food, ready to go in single serve portions. I started the weekend with a visit to the nearest Whole Foo... Read more
Worry and stress, stress and worry. Thatís whatís been going on with me this past month or so. Thereís stuff going on at work that I have no control over, but I spend time worrying about it anyway. Iím also dealing with a personal health i... Read more
Whole Food / Clean Eating Day
I have a picture in my mind of what an ideal day of eating looks like. Most days I meet many of these expectations, but I usually donít go an entire day without breaking one or more of my rules. Yesterday I challenged myself to go the entir... Read more
The Sparkpeople Cookbook
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of The Sparkpeople Cookbook, via PDF, so that I could try out some of the recipes. This past summer, I tried about 65 of the recipes from the cookbook. This is more than I have tried from any of my ... Read more
I love all the varieties of apples that are available this time of year, and I have been inspired to do some cooking with them.
It all started with the rustic apple cake that I blogged about last week:
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Rustic Apple Cake
During my recent stay at Canyon Ranch, I also attended some of the free educational lectures that they offer. One fun lecture I attended was given by Francine Segan, a food historian and cookbook author. The lecture was on the history of choco... Read more
Life Management Therapist at Canyon Ranch
Many of you probably know by now that I recently spent a week at Canyon Ranch, a spa/resort that focuses on healthy living. I have been writing blogs on all the things I learned there. I am almost through documenting the things I learned; I ha... Read more